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Former DOJ Lawyer Accuses Holder of Dropping Black Panther Voter Intimidation Case for Racial Reasons

June 30, 2010 politisite 0

A former Justice Department attorney who quit his job to protest the Obama administration’s handling of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case is accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of dropping the charges for racially-motivated reasons. J. Christian Adams, now an attorney in Virginia and a conservative blogger, also accuses Deputy Attorney General Thomas Perez of lying under oath to Congress about the circumstances surrounding the decision to drop the […]

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Rep. Conyers wife can't afford a Lawyer? Gets Public Defender

March 17, 2010 politisite 0

The National Law Journal reports that former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, wife of House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., has been declared indigent by a federal judge. That means she gets a public defender in her attempt to appeal her three-year prison sentence on a bribery charge to which she pleaded guilty. [Conyers] says she can’t afford a lawyer…despite the fact that her husband — who is the second-longest […]